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1/48 & 1/72 - Short L.17 Scylla & S.17 Kent by One Man Model (3D printed models) - in design - release in 2019

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1 hour ago, 71chally said:

Did the review happen, and if not can you show pictures of your kit at all? 

Would be nice to see what you get with these kits.

Julien has not had time to do this yet, but it will appear soon.

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Nose section and propellers look particularly rough and unrealistic. The coarse surface is very evident on prop blades making them look as on Lego toys. Is the technology limitation really preventing better result?

Edited by MarkoZG

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Short answer: yes, it's a limitation of FDM printers.  Other types of 3D printing would be better, but they're either size-limited or far more expensive to run.  Though at this point, using an inexpensive mSLA printer for detail parts would probably be a good idea.

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I expanded the resolusion(fabrication pitch) to save fabrication time. Especially, inside parts and props.

As for nose section, I fabricated by 0.1mm resolusion and props, 0.2mm. 

For test model, I used a little worse parts than mass production version.

And I built test model WITHOUT smoothing or coating to save time. I always build kit very roughly!! I do not care of surface detail.

So completed model detail looks bad of course.

Minimum resolusion is 0.05mm. And if I set slower printer head speed, the detail will be better. But it takes lots of time and the price will be 2 to 3 times expensive. 

SLA printer by UV resin costs a lot. And UV resin parts are not durable. It will become very fragile after a few years. Even if I use SLA printer, I only use for small detailed parts. And I need to paint surfacer or spray to cover from sun light or air.

 

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